Tag: relationships

Investing in People

“The best minute I spend is the one I invest in people.” — Ken Blanchard He invested in us. He gave us his time. He answered our phone calls. He invited us to his home to share several days so that we would get to know one another. He was generous with his attention while…
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Why I Chose Listening over Counseling

When we describe our compassionate listening work, we often get the comment, “Oh, so it’s counseling;” we then reply “No, it’s not exactly counseling”. What exactly then is the difference between listening and counseling? The dictionary definition of counseling is “the provision of assistance and guidance in resolving personal, social, or psychological problems and difficulties,…
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Where is the love?

This post was originally shared by Hillary Marotta, our Grant Writer, on her blog, Music, Minutiae, and Mental Health Over the past year, I’ve done some soul searching and self-discovery. For much of this I owe my thanks to my amazing life coach, Lisa Wade Berry. She helped me uncover some things about myself that…
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Someone To Tell It To

Everyone is “Someone”

We’ve spent a lot of time trying to figure out what to call the people we listen to. Are they clients? Friends? Storytellers? Nothing quite fit. We wanted a name that represented the type of relationship we try to build and the way we value those we listen to, but we struggled to find a…
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Living a Lie

Fooling yourself can have devastating consequences, especially in the domains of money, career, sexual identity and relationships. Meet four people, in this Psychology Today article – “Living a Lie” – who fought their way to an authentic life.

I Wish I Had the Courage

Here is our third post based on the wonderful article the Top Five Regrets of the Dying.   This article gets to the heart of the matter when it comes to living life fully and abundantly.    We hope that you’ll be inspired by its wisdom and what it teaches us about what really matters in life.  Each day we blog we’ll…
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A Loving Mystery

The older I get the more I feel this is true, “There is a loving mystery at the heart of the universe, just yearning to be expressed”       Fred Rogers, in I’m Proud of You: My Friendship with Mr. Rogers Our friend, author and sportswriter Tim Madigan, is traveling to Hershey, PA, to share about…
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Home Lives In All of Us

The ache for home lives in all of us, the safe place where we can go as we are and not be questioned. Maya Angelou As we enter this holiday season, we know that for many people there is great anxiety and deeply conflicting feelings.  Our culture sends the message that the holidays are so…
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I Love You Just the Way You Are

Love isn’t a state of perfect caring. It is an active noun like “struggle”. To love someone is to strive to accept that person exactly the way he or she is, right here and now.     Fred RogersI love you just the way you are, even if …   You said something to me that was hurtful   …
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